Hungarians can now cross into Austria without any coronavirus-related restrictions as Austria has “changed Hungary’s safety risk assessment to positive”, a spokesman for the central body coordinating efforts against the epidemic told a press conference on Monday.
Róbert Kiss noted that Austria treated European citizens and nationals of third countries equally, with regard to the epidemic, based on its own risk assessment. People from countries considered high-risk by the Austrian authorities are only allowed to enter if they present a negative PCR test, he said.
Austria’s restrictions do not affect earlier rules of international transit,
Based on the latest relevant government decree, Hungarian citizens entering Hungary from foreign countries that have a high risk of infection, or any foreign citizens entering Hungary, still have to be quarantined, but if no infection is suspected,
the quarantine period is reduced from 14 days to 10 days.
The rules for exemption from the quarantine remain unchanged, meaning one would need two negative COVID-19 tests two days apart.
Only those have to pay for the tests who want to be tested voluntarily or those who entered from foreign countries and want to end their quarantine earlier than 10 days. The Hungarian government also maximised the cost of the PCR tests at 19,500 forints (~€55). On September 4, the Health Ministers of the Member States of the European Union agreed at a meeting that the 14-day quarantine requirement for those who return from regions that have an increased risk of infection should be reduced to a 10-day quarantine.